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Joleene Moody provides professional writing services.

How to Make Money as a Speaker at Conferences

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Make Money Speaking | 0 comments

How to Make Money as a Speaker at Conferences

If you’re in business for yourself, you may (or may not) know that speaking as an expert can help your business by leaps and bounds.

I’m here to share with you how to make money as a speaker at conferences. When you accept an invitation as a breakout session speaker (or platform speaker) it:
– Pits you as an expert
– Gives you opportunity to find new clients
– Creates a new source of income

Let’s dig into how you can make money as a speaker and where you can start looking for speaking opportunities.

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How Categorizing Your Blog Posts Gets You More Traffic

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Creative Entrepreneur Tips, Make Money Writing | 31 comments

How Categorizing Your Blog Posts Gets You More Traffic

I have a secret to tell you.

Well, it’s not really a secret, but it is to the hundreds of bloggers that don’t realize that using categories on their blog can actually drive more traffic to their site.

Categorizing your blog posts will also help you rank higher in a Google search. Did you know that? Having said that, if you have everything filed under ‘uncategorized’, I encourage you to change the name of that category.

I’ll show you how, but first, let’s take a look at how categories in your blog posts will get you more traffic, shall we? Because I’m pretty sure more traffic is what you want.

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9 Things You Should Never Say to a Writer

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Make Money Writing | 10 comments

9 Things You Should Never Say to a Writer

There are careers and job paths out there that we can’t even begin to understand. And what happens when we don’t understand them? We make assumptions about that career path.

Writing is one of them. And just so you know…

There are certain things you should never say to a writer.

As a writer, I have the luxury (and yes, to me it’s a luxury,) of working from my home. If I don’t feel like doing that, I can escape to a cafe or picnic table on the beach.

For the record, I chose this profession, so I’m not “lucky.” I used to be a television reporter and would spend my days standing in the freezing cold or outside of a live truck for hours waiting for a stand-off to end. I totally prefer working from home or the beach.

Having said that, here are 9 Things You Should Never Say to a Writer:

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The Rules of Writing (And Why There Are No Rules)

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Make Money Writing | 14 comments

The Rules of Writing (And Why There Are No Rules)

I’ve been writing professionally and journalistically for 15 years.

My accolades include three published books, hundreds of published news and human interest stories, a successful blog, two award-winning investigative television series, and a comedic stage play that made its debut in 2014.

I have learned how to write from the best and the worst.

I have been told to write at least 1,500 words a day.
Or 3,000 a day.
Or whatever the hell I want every other day.

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Why You Should Date Your Blog Posts

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Creative Entrepreneur Tips, Make Money Writing | 15 comments

Why You Should Date Your Blog Posts

I think you should date your blog posts.
No, not a date, date!! A calendar date.

As I buzz through various blog posts daily (because I’m a geek and I read plenty of them), I occasionally come across a post that tells me NOT to date my blog posts.

Then there’s one that tells me TO date them.

And then another that tells me NOT to date them.

I’m going to tell you why you should date your blog posts, and how it can benefit both you and your reader.

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